20 December 2022
Updated sanction notification
The Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER has amended Annex 2 to the Ordinance of 22. June 2005 on measures against the Democratic Republic of Congo (RS 946.231.12).
On the 19th In December 2022, the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER amended the list of persons, companies and organizations sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland. The WBF has therefore adapted the sanctions database SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management), which is relevant for Switzerland, and published the adaptation on its website. The change will take effect on the 20th. December 2022 at 6 p.m.FINMA Notice
Financial intermediaries are requested to block the corresponding assets immediately and to report such business relationships to SECO in accordance with the provisions of the regulation. The notification to SECO does not exempt a financial intermediary from immediately reporting to the Money Laundering Reporting Office in accordance with Art. 9 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act if the conditions are met.